30 Aug '17, 10am

St. Lucia shows leadership for a renewable future

St. Lucia shows leadership for a renewable future

RMI-CWR’s Islands Energy Program is made possible by the support of the Global Environment Facility in partnership with the United Nations Development Program. CCI’s work is supported through government aid funding from Norway. In the southern Lesser Antilles lies the green, mountainous island of Saint Lucia, famous for the scenic Piton mountains and honeymooners. The island’s 180,000 residents and tourism-driven economy depend heavily on reliable electricity service. Today, that electricity is generated almost exclusively from imported diesel fuel, leaving Saint Lucia vulnerable to a costly and volatile energy source. At the same time, the island boasts strong renewable resource potential, including solar, wind and geothermal. Developing these resources in a manner that preserves the natural environment, supports local employment and ensures a reliable and cost-effective ...

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